May 23, 2022 Subject:
The most immersive audiobook I've ever listened to
If you like lord of the rings or you want to give it a try then this is the way to do it (after the movies)
March 7, 2022 Subject:
I have been reading and listening this wonderful interpretation of the LOTR and not even with the movies I was able to capture the middle earth in my mind. So many times I fell asleep listening to this soundscape and I scaped to the world of dreams. Just wonderful
February 20, 2022 Subject:
Lovely voice acting and atmospheric use of background sound effects and music. There are some minor reading errors, but they're mostly inconsequential to understanding the story. I've listened to this audiobook/dramatization only a hundred times. That's how much I love it.
February 1, 2022 Subject:
Work of art!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you soo much! When I heard this for the first time, I couldn't believe what I was hearing.... and I still can't, after the third time...
January 29, 2022 Subject:
January 22, 2022 Subject:
Well done! I will listen over and over to this!
January 20, 2022 Subject:
Absolutely love this audio version! Phil Dragash is an amazing narrator! Listened to all 3 books with my 13 year old twin daughters and now enjoying with my youngest daughter. The story comes vividly to life with the sound effects and his talent for voices. What a treat for all Tolkien fans😊
January 19, 2022 Subject:
The very best audiobook ever produced
Impossible to overstate how good this audiobook is. Thank you Phil Dragash for making it and thank you, archive.org, for preserving this work of art. A must read (listen) for everyone who enjoys Tolkien's work or is interested in it.
December 17, 2021 Subject:
Best audio book
This book expresses the friendships of all the characters and they choose the right mystic for every emotion it really brings out the friendship of Frodo and Sam 10/10 would TOTALLY 💯 recommended
November 14, 2021 Subject:
The Best Therapy Available
I’m just going to say what almost everyone else keeps saying but it still bears saying it again. This is the best audiobook version of TLOTR trilogy in the history of the world. Phil Dragash deserves a knighthood or the congressional medal of honour or the Nobel prize for literature. It’s not just the best audiobook of TLOTR but it’s the best audiobook experience, period. I particularly enjoy listening to The Scouring of the Shire. It almost makes up for it not being in the movie (I’m looking at you Peter Jackson 😕). More than worth a listen.
November 3, 2021 Subject:
While there are a few mistakes, his LOTR series is unequivocally the finest audiobook experience I have ever had, and IMHO the best fan work ever produced in any medium. It really is that good.
October 19, 2021 Subject:
This is by far the greatest audiobook cover of this book. I have been fond of the LOTR world for a long time. Absolutely love this version. Great for relaxing or studying.
Most enjoyable reading I have ever heard. ... and I have the whole JK Rowling audiobooks and many others. It's not perfect but it is fantastic. I would rather listen to this than any other voice actor.
August 21, 2021 Subject:
Truly inspired and impressive work
This "soundscape" reading of LOTR by Phil Dragash is a fantastic gift for all those of us for whom both J.R.R. Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's movie adaptations are beloved. Dragash performs an unabridged reading of the books (complete with characterizations, often inspired by the films' actors), sound effects, and a THOUGHTFUL infusion of Howard Shore's musical score that displays a strong consciousness of its themes and leitmotifs. His performance has nuance and emotional depth. I absolutely love the official audio book and Rob Inglis' reading, but this is better, IMO. Highly recommended, in particular for movie fans that may be daunted by the books.
April 4, 2021 Subject:
This man is a goddamn treasure and deserves the world!
February 13, 2021 Subject:
Amazingly well done
This is the best LOTR audiobook out there. The voice acting is reminiscent of the movie actors/actresses. The music and sound effects are excellent and add a lot to the experience. Even if you've read these books before, its worth a listen.
Thanks to Phil Dragash for his hard work producing the series, it was a labor of love with no expectation of monetary gain.
October 25, 2020 Subject:
Skips a small section in one chapter
This is one of the great masterworks of audiobooks, sound design, and one-man acting. It's then all the more regrettable that this has the same problem as the old Limetorrents version. The file for "A Journey in the Dark" skips the following: the walk of a mile to find the door of Moria, which introduces the door-trees and and sets the scene; the unpacking of the pony and Sam's distress at leaving him; Gandalf's placing of words-of-warding on Bill the Pony; the initial search for the invisible door and some verbal tussle between Gimli and Legolas which reveals some deep-time back-story about the tensions between Dwarves and Elves. As for the skip, I suspect it's an MP3 encoding glitch, not a deliberate excision by Phil.
August 24, 2020 Subject:
The “many meetings” chapter still seems to be missing in the torrent download though.
July 22, 2020 Subject:
Best Lord of the Rings recordings!
These amazing recordings were my first exposure to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and I was transfixed by them for days at a time. I’m so happy that these recordings are finally available!
Phil Dragash originally published these recordings on YouTube with some very beautiful artwork as the backdrop for the videos, as well as the music and audio clip mix, that back up his narration. It was a very enjoyable and immersive experience.
May 16, 2020 Subject:
re: missing chapter
Thanks for the notice, it is not missing anymore.
April 26, 2020 Subject:
The chapter "many meetings" in between flight to the Ford and council of elrond is missing.